2008-07-10 / Obituaries

Peggy Anderson Beer, 55

Peggy Anderson Beer, 55, died on Thursday, July 3, 2008, while laughing and surrounded by loved ones.

Peggy was the beautiful and beloved wife of Gary Beer and mother of four children, Lindsey, Alexandra, Matthew and Kyle, and two shih tzus, Bentley and Isabelle.

She is survived by her immediate family, mother-in-law, brothers and sisters by blood and marriage, and an immense extended family of friends old and new.

Peggy touched the hearts and lives of countless people across the coasts. Born and raised in Grosse Point, Mich., she moved to Boston at the age of 18 to steward during the heyday of Eastern Airlines, a job which allowed her to travel the world and even rescue orphaned children in India.

She later married husband Gary and took residence in Washington, D.C. for several years before moving to Utah, their home of 18 years, and then back to D.C. for nearly the last decade of her life.

During that period, she was primarily a devoted mother but also parlayed her love of real estate and unique talent for remodeling into a side career in commercial real estate. However, she will be best remembered not for what she did, but for who she was: the life of the party; our fearless leader; an indomitable optimist with a contagious smile; a woman of great heart, warmth and generosity who went to extraordinary lengths to better the lives of those around her.

Peggy had planned to retire in Jamestown, where she and Gary were married. Accordingly, services will be held in St. Paul's Church, 12 Marlborough St., Newport on Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Island Cemetery, Newport.

Services are open to the public. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends make donations to the Utah SIDS Alliance c/o Ms. Lisa Hughes, 1760 American Park Circle, West Valley City, UT 84119.

Online information and tributes at www.memorialfuneralhome.com

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